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Ducks Recall Vatanen from Norfolk, Reassign Etem

Thursday, 05.08.2014 / 2:24 PM / News
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Ducks Recall Vatanen from Norfolk, Reassign Etem
The Ducks have recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals and have reassigned left wing Emerson Etem to Norfolk.
The Ducks have recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Ducks have reassigned left wing Emerson Etem to Norfolk.

Vatanen, 22 (6/3/91), earned 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 regular-season games for the Ducks in 2013-14. He finished the regular season tied for fifth among rookie NHL defensemen and co-led Anaheim blueliners in goals. In 56 career NHL games, Vatanen has collected 8-15=23 points with a +12 rating and 22 penalty minutes (PIM).

Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Vatanen appeared in five of Norfolk’s postseason contests, recording 0-3=3 points with a +2 rating and four PIM. Among team leaders, he co-led in assists and ranked tied for second in points. The 5-10, 183-pound defenseman scored 2-5=7 points with four PIM in eight regular-season games with Norfolk in 2013-14. In 70 career AHL games, the Jyvaskyla, Finland native has collected 11-41=52 points with 48 PIM.

Etem, 21 (6/16/92), went scoreless in four postseason games with the Ducks. The Long Beach, California native appeared in 29 regular-season games with Anaheim in 2013-14, earning 7-4=11 points with a +3 rating and four PIM. Selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Etem has appeared in 67 career contests with the Ducks, collecting 10-11=21 points with a +10 rating and 13 PIM. In 11 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has 3-2=5 points with a +4 rating and 14 PIM.

The 6-1, 206-pound winger played 50 regular-season contests with the Admirals in 2013-14, scoring 24-30=54 points with a +14 rating and 10 PIM. He led the team in scoring and assists, co-led in plus/minus, ranked second in goals and third in PPG (7). In 97 career AHL contests, he has 38-33=71 points with a +14 rating and 24 PIM.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 59 19 39 9 58
C. Perry 47 24 17 12 41
R. Kesler 62 15 22 -4 37
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
P. Maroon 54 7 21 -3 28
H. Lindholm 59 6 22 19 28
J. Silfverberg 61 9 17 7 26
C. Fowler 61 5 21 -5 26
K. Palmieri 37 12 11 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 29 8 5 .916 2.37
J. Gibson 6 5 0 .915 2.69

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